Tarkett Joins Material Bank®, Giving Architects and Designers a Streamlined Way to Search and Sample Materials
Hundreds of Product Samples Now Available for Overnight Delivery
Tarkett, a worldwide leader in sustainable flooring, is giving design professionals a seamless way to search and sample hundreds of its products through a new partnership with Material Bank®.
The world’s largest architectural and design materials resource, Material Bank is a free service for industry professionals in North America. Architects and designers are able to perform complex searches and explore new products across hundreds of brands and thousands of materials. Users can now request samples of hundreds of Tarkett’s soft surface and resilient flooring products and are able to filter materials by finish, design, color, performance, and technical attributes—all from a single source.
“The Tarkett executive team has been impressed with Material Bank’s service and attention to detail,” said Daina Olesen, Chief Marketing Officer, Tarkett North America. “We know Material Bank brings much needed simplicity to the specification process, and we’re pleased to support designers through its quick, online search process and fast, eco-friendly delivery.”
Orders are fulfilled through Material Bank’s 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, robotics-powered logistics facility, located just minutes from the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee. Orders placed before midnight EST are delivered in a single box containing the full sample order by 10:30 a.m. the next day. By combining technology and logistics, Material Bank is the fastest and most powerful way for design professionals to search and sample materials on a single platform.
The partnership supports Tarkett’s commitment to sustainability by significantly reducing the impact of packaging and shipping samples. By combining multiple sample orders into a single delivery, Material Bank reduces inbound packages to design firms by 75%. Through its sample return program, Material Bank reclaims and reuses more architecture and design samples than any other company in the world.
“Tarkett has made sustainability, innovation, and a commitment to delivering a seamless customer experience hallmarks of their brand, so I am very proud to have Tarkett as a Material Bank partner,” said Adam Sandow, Founder and CEO of Material Bank and SANDOW. “We are thrilled that Material Bank is part of Tarkett’s strategy to serve their clients more efficiently while minimizing the environmental impact of the sampling process.”
With a history of 140 years, Tarkett is a worldwide leader in innovative flooring and sports surface solutions, with net sales of €3 billion in 2019. Offering a wide range of products including vinyl, linoleum, rubber, carpet, wood, laminate, artificial turf and athletics tracks, the Group serves customers in over 100 countries across the globe. Tarkett has 12,500 employees and 33 industrial sites, and sells 1.3 million square meters of flooring every day, for hospitals, schools, housing, hotels, offices, stores and sports fields. Committed to change the game with circular economy, the Group has implemented an eco-innovation strategy based on Cradle to Cradle® principles, with the ultimate goal of contributing to people’s health and wellbeing, and preserving natural capital. Tarkett is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment B, ISIN: FR0004188670, ticker: TKTT) and is included in the following indices: SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60. www.tarkett.com
About Material Bank
Material Bank is a marketplace for design professionals and brands in the architecture and design industry, providing the fastest and most powerful way to discover and sample materials. The revolutionary platform powers complex searches across hundreds of brands in seconds. Samples ordered by midnight (ET) are delivered in a single box by 10:30 AM the next day— always free for design professionals. With a rapidly growing community of members, Material Bank is the easiest way for brands to connect with thousands of vetted design professionals in the specification process. Follow Material Bank via LinkedIn and Instagram.